Attention 2019 Forum Knife : Poll - Smooth Wood

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by knifeswapper, Mar 8, 2019.

Smooth Wood

Poll closed Mar 14, 2019.
  1. African Blackwood

    152 vote(s)
  2. Bocote

    6 vote(s)
  3. Bloodwood

    30 vote(s)
  4. Ebony

    6 vote(s)
  5. Kingwood

    2 vote(s)
  6. Jobillo

    5 vote(s)
  7. Desert Ironwood

    149 vote(s)
  8. Osage Orange

    17 vote(s)
  9. Cocobolo

    2 vote(s)
  10. Che Chen

    1 vote(s)
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  1. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    I only have one other GEC and it’s ebony, so I’m hoping something lighter wins (not likely). Voted for Osage.
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  2. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    i love the strong contrasting grain of desert ironwood, bocote, kingwood (is this called zebrawood?), cocobolo and similar.

    it seems the big decision is between single color or multi- color wood, more than a specific wood........
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  3. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Trust me, my vote for ebony will certainly be moved to african blackwood if necessary. And I will vote for blackwood regardless IF it is certain there is a greater chance it will be BLACK.
  4. Ajd3530


    Jan 20, 2017
    The bloodwood would look mighty handsome with that big ol banner shield. Or bowtie.
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  5. Fanglekai


    Jan 7, 2007
    Black wood doesn't look good with brass pins and liners IMO. I voted for bloodwood.
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  6. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Lots of choices! I am good with any of these:)

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  7. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    So far my vote is for Ebony, but seeing the Osage on the left, combined with it having that kind of character, along with the possibility of it darkening over time, makes this, in my mind, a strong contender. It’s beautiful.
  8. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Blood wood is very red in my opinion. Voted jobillo for now.
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  9. PaulS.


    Jul 16, 2018
    I voted for Buck in the first poll. When GEC won, I thought I wouldn't be buying the forum knife. However, since then, the polls have gone the way I wanted, so if it keeps up, I will buy one. I do have a question. If you voted for wood, then voted for a solid black wood, why? To me, the reason you want wood is for the figure and so each person gets a unique knife. I've only owned 2 GEC knives and one was a #15 in solid black ebony. To be honest, it was pretty boring and GEC seems to make a lot of ebony handled knives, so it's certainly not unique.
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  10. Stropping Young Lad

    Stropping Young Lad Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    A vote for smooth wood was a vote for black wood, everyone thinking they were getting something more exotic with the smooth wood vote was fooling themselves.

    BUT- Blackwood would look really nice on this knife. Maybe Bloodwood.
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  11. Fodderwing

    Fodderwing Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    CD I have a long relationship with Bois d'arc and have seen a host of knife handles and pistol grips made of this tree. While the occasional piece can be extra nice, the vast majority tends to be very plain straight grain an somewhat underwhelming.
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  12. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    A couple of you have mentioned that the brass pins will be an odd mix with black wood (which I agree with),but I can’t find where the pins are set as brass??
  13. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    Mike mentioned it in the main thread.
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  14. Buzzbait

    Buzzbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    I don’t know about that. I like the subtle accent they provide.

  15. Half/Stop

    Half/Stop Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Votes in!
  16. TOM K.

    TOM K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2016
    Yes, Bloodwood does darken overtime. Only slightly if not used, more so when used from oil and dirt working into the wood. I’ll post pictures when I get home.
    Plus Bloodwood and Brass look great together!
  17. tmd_87

    tmd_87 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    That's what I'm thinking....
  18. Duvel


    Feb 3, 2016
    3B86D27E-1176-4A15-8A64-D5C157270368.jpeg I vote bloodwood
  19. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Ironwood example.[​IMG]
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  20. blademan 13

    blademan 13 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    This looks to be shaping up as blackwood/ebony vs the figured woods. My money is on one of the figured woods, but which one will end up with the majority? ;)
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